Lokmat LK08 Full Android Smartwatch
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- This product is available at AliExpress, Banggood.
- At aliexpress.com you can purchase Lokmat LK08 4G Android Smartwatch for only $151.50, which is 2% less than the cost in Banggood ($153.99).
- The lowest price of Lokmat LK08 4G Android Smartwatch was obtained on October 21, 2019 6:54 am.
Lokmat LK08 Full Android Smartwatch
The Lokmat LK08 is a standalone smartwatch running a full, but customized, Android 7.11 operating system. Users will have full access to the Google Play Store and the functions of a smartphone inside of a smartwatch. It has a 1.39″ AMOLED display at a resolution of 400*400.
If you’ve owned or seen reviews of full android smartwatches before, you already know a great deal about this watch, and you’ll need to decide if you like the design of this particular model.
The Lokmat LK08 reminds me of the Kospet Hope when looking at the bezel and physical buttons. In typical android smartwatch fashion, it has a 5MP camera between the physical power and back buttons on the right side. As I’ve always said, cameras should be front-facing if you have a smartwatch with 4G, but you may get some use from it.
On the back, you’ll find the sim card slot, heart rate monitor, and the 2-pin connection to charge the smartwatch. In order to transfer data, you’ll have to open the sim card port and use the data cable. This is an interesting design choice because the continuous opening of the sim card door decreases waterproof integrity. Despite that, I really like this watch’s design with its stainless steel removable bands.
The LokMat LK08 runs the MediaTek 6739 processor running at 1.25GHz with a 620mAH battery. This isn’t the MediaTek 6739 + NRF52840 dual processing unit which gives some smartwatches two operating modes. However, the battery on the LK08 is decent. Lokmat is claiming 90 hours of standby time and you should have no issues getting through the day on a full charge.
Battery life will ultimately depend on how you use and optimize it. Since it’s supposed to be a standalone device and relies heavily on 4G, you should anticipate faster battery drainage depending on how many applications you install.
The Lokmat LK08 comes with 3GB of ram and 32GB of internal storage which is the maximum resources you get on a full android smartwatch. The navigation is quite fluid, and anyone that has used Android should feel comfortable using the interface after some time. Even though the watch is powered by Android 7.1.1, it’s a modified version of the OS with its own widgets and navigation panels.
Finally, the LK08 has an IP67 rating and removable straps. The waterproof rating is good for rain and sweat, but not suitable for high-velocity water activities.
The Lokmat LK08 comes with a 4G LTE radio unlocked for any carrier. You can check the specs below to see if your area supports the bands. In the United States, T-mobile, AT&T, and other GSM carriers work fine. Bluetooth 4.0 is available for using headphones or sending and receive files. However, there is no Bluetooth calling with any Android 7.1.1 devices due to Google restrictions.
GPS works excellent with applications like Google Maps and Uber but not with the built-in fitness applications provided by Lokmat.
Essentially, these Android smartwatches come with their own fitness applications with activities such as Outdoor Running, Walking, Indoor Running, Bike Riding, and a few others. If you want to track your distance using GPS, the watch doesn’t have that functionality even though GPS is on board, it uses the pedometer instead.
If you want GPS tracking on the LK08, you’ll need to wait until they push an update to patch it or use Google Fit.
Typically you can get some help from the manufacturer when you have a hardware or software-related issue. However, you may find the Full Android Watch forum helpful for tweaks, tricks, or to see what others in the community are doing with their full android smartwatches